F​rench writer awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Patrick Modiano: Stabroek News

A French writer, Patrick Modiano, Thursday, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2014.

According to a statement on the Nobel Prize’s website, Mr.Modiano was awarded “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.”

According to the UK Guardian, the 69-year old novelist’s best known work is Missing Person, which won the Prix Goncourt in 1978, a prestigious award in France.

The paper noted that Mr. Modiano was the 15th French writer to be named a Nobel Laureate and the 111th winner of the prize.

The prestigious award comes with a prize money of $1.1million.

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